Two hospitalized after crash in Melrose

Two people were taken to the hospital after a car crash on Main Street last weekend.

Lt. Mark DeCroteau told the Free Press a South Hamilton man was heading north on Main Street in his 1995 Saab 9000 around 1:46 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

At the same time, a Melrose woman in a 2004 Acura MDX took a left onto Main Street from Lynde Street.

The man struck the middle of the Melrose woman’s car, causing it to slide into the parking lot of Dunkin’ Donuts across the street, according to police.

“We got several calls at 340 Main St. because it happened right in front of that apartment building,” DeCroteau said.

The woman’s Acura narrowly avoided hitting the condo at 340 Main St., coming to a stop between the building and the fence in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot.

Police and fire responded to the scene and both operators were transported to the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital by ambulance.

There were no passengers in either vehicle. DeCroteau said he doesn’t believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

No other injuries were reported at the scene.

“Because of the hour, the [Dunkin’ Donuts] parking lot was relatively empty,” DeCroteau said.

The Saab sustained substantial damage to its front end. The impact of the crash caused the driver’s side and passenger’s side airbags to deploy.

The Acura had damage on the left side, from the middle of the vehicle to the rear. The car’s driver and side air bags activated.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.